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Five Wings Arts Council Grant Training in Brainerd, Tues Dec 11

Five Wings is implementing a new online grant process that will go into effect for the upcoming January 15th grant application deadlines. No more miscalculations and losing your grant work when you apply for Five Wings grants!

In order to facilitate your use of this system, four training sessions are scheduled throughout the region. At each site there will be a session for individual artists and one for organizations and schools. We strongly encourage and recommend that you attend one of the sessions listed below:

Individual Artists’ Training - 3:30-5:30pm

eBooks Now Available from the Brainerd Library

The Kitchigami Regional Library System has launched the 3M Cloud Library eBooks service to all Kitchigami cardholders on September 20th. The new service can be found on the Kitchigami webpage at

Free Peep(s) Show Caricature Demo/Workshop

Learn how to capture the visual essence of a person's face at Paul Bloom's caricature demo/workshop this Saturday from noon to 2 at the Q Gallery, Franklin Arts Center, 1001 Kingwood St #222, Brainerd. Free and open to the public.

Black Friday Special

“Millions of men have lived to fight, build palaces and boundaries, shape destinies and societies; but the compelling force of all times has been the force of originality and creation profoundly affecting the roots of human spirit.” — Ansel Adams, American photographer and environmentalist (1902 - 1984)

There has been a movement to encourage people to shop locally this holiday season. I would like to take it one step further and encourage people to shop for local art and fine crafts for gifts this season. Sustaining local artists helps foster creativity.

Sign-Up for a Library Card in Sept!


Sign-Up for a Library Card in Sept!

Get your kids ready to head back to school @ your library

As the Brainerd Lakes Area students head back to school this September, the Brainerd Public Library wants to make sure that all children have the most important school supply- a library card.